Bose Acoustimass 15 User Manual
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The Bose® Acoustimass® 15 Series II and Acoustimass 16 Home Entertainment Speaker Systems

August 13 , 2002

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Bose Corporation

Safety Information

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the powered Acoustimass® module to rain or moisture.

CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, insert fully.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).

NO USER-SERVICABLEPARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

AVIS

RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE

NE PAS OUVRIR

ATTENTION : AFIN DE RÉDUIRE LE RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE, NE PAS RETIRER LE CAPOT DE L’APPAREIL (ou son panneau arrière). IL N’EXISTE À L’INTERIEUR DE CET ÉQUIPEMENT AUCUN ÉLÉMENT OU SOUS-ENSEMBLEPOUVANT ÊTRE DEPANNÉ PAR L’UTILISATEUR.

LA MAINTENANCE DOIT ÊTRE RÉALISÉE PAR UN PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ.

These CAUTION marks may be located on the Acoustimass module:

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the system

enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle, as marked on the system, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in this owner’s guide.

Additional safety information

See the additional safety information on the Important Safety Instructions page enclosed with your speaker system.

Please read this owner’s guide

Please take the time to follow this owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your system properly, and enjoy all of its advanced features. Please save your owner’s guide for future reference.

CAUTION: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.

For your records

The system serial number is located on the bottom of the Acoustimass module.

Serial number: ________________________________________________________

Dealer name: _________________________________________________________

Dealer phone: ____________________ Purchase date ____________________

Please keep your sales receipt and warranty card together with this owner’s guide.

©2002 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed or otherwise used without prior written permission.

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-Dsymbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works.©1992-1997Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.

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Contents

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Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Unpacking the carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Placing your speakers to achieve realistic home theater sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Front center cube speaker array . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Front left and right cube speaker arrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Rear cube speaker arrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Powered Acoustimass® module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Connecting front cube speaker arrays to the Acoustimass module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Connecting rear cube speaker arrays to the Acoustimass module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Connecting the Acoustimass module to the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Checking the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connecting the Acoustimass module to power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Upgrading your Acoustimass 15 Series II speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Using your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 For realistic home theater sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Adjusting the LFE level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Adjusting the bass/room compensation level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Setting your digital surround sound receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Be sure to get the digital audio signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Setting your analog surround sound receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cleaning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Warranty period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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